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. >> pelley: chip, thank you very much. a short time ago, mr. obama brought some of the newtown families and gabrielle giffords into the rose garden at the white house. major garrett was there. major? >> reporter: scott, somber and frustrated, president obama said the gun control debate will not end because the senate could not muster 60 votes for expanded background checks. he stood, as you said, with some of the sandy hook families. mark barden, who lost his son daniel in that mass shooting, spoke first and said washington has not heard the last of this issue. >> we'll return home now disappointed but not defeated. we return home with a determination that change will happen. maybe not today, but it will happen. it will happen soon. we've always known this would be a long road, and we don't have the luxury of turning back. we will keep moving forward and build public support for common- sense solutions in the areas of mental health, school safety and gun safety. >> reporter: with his wife and two surviving children beside him, barden spoke of his son daniel and recited what is known in
: and this is a special western edition. good evening. the hunt is on tonight for a killer. president obama has vowed to find and bring to justice whoever was behind the deadly terrorist attack today at the boston marathon. two bombs went off as dozens of runners were crossing the finish line. one explosion near the reviewing stand injured bystanders and knocked some runners off their feet. and second later there was another blast just down the block. at least two people have been killed, more than 120 wounded and many of them are in critical condition at this hour. rescuers pulled the injured away in wheelchairs at one point. at least one bomb that did not explode was reportedly recovered at the scene but there is conflicting information about that as this story continues to develop in the evening. tonight downtown boston is essentially locked down. police have urged people to go home and avoid large crowds just to be safe. the attack came at the end of the boston marathon, one of the oldest and most famous of the world's marathons. a grueling 26-mile race into downtown boston ending on boylston str
six o and six of them are in critical condition. president obama visited with some of the wounded today after speaking at an interfaith service at boston's cathedral of the holy cross. many considered it one of the eresident's most passionate parthes. it was part sermon, part pep talk, and major garrett was there. major. >> reporter: scott, the president's speech from day one in the oval office was one he feared he would have to give but hoped he never would, a speech about civilians killed and wounded by an act of terrorism in americahis wah. the president wrote the speech himself. he finished it aboard air force one as he flew here. tried to fortify this wounded hey and he remembered three lives cut short. >> if they sought to intimidate us, to terrorize us, to shake us from those values that make us who we are as americans, well, it should be pretty clear by now that they picked the wrong city to do it. ( applause ) not here in boston. not here in boston. crystal was always smiling. alwe who knew her said with her red hair and freckles and her ever-eager willingness to speak he
in the marathon attack. >> pelley: elaine, thank you. president obama also paused at 2:50 today to observe a moment of silence. he did in the private at the white house. the u.s. senate paused to remember the bombing victims and the busy trading floor at the new york stock exchange fell silent for a moment as well. the big remaining question, of course, is w and we spent the weekend talking pth people who knew the disbelief we heard nothing but disbelief about dzhokhar, the 19-year-old who was charged today, but some llo knew tamerlan, the older brother who was killed, had reason for concern. al amman lived in the apartment below tamerlan tsarnaev and he says three months ago the two of them argued about religion. >> he was explaining how the bible is a cheap copy of the koran and how it's used the american government to... as an excuse to invade other countries. al powmber he said that america's a colonial power ea trying to colonize the middle east and africa. and he also said that the most owsualties in afghanistan and iraq are innocent bystanders gunned down by american soldiers. >> pe
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